|Writing family histories from Goa - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Rudi Heredia SJ on the Irene Heredia memoir he co-edited (It's Been A Long Day) and Yvonne Vaz-Ezdani on her book of memories of Goans in Burma in 1942 (Songs of the Survivors). Chaired by Jerry Pinto. A discussion at the Goa Arts & Literary Festival GALF 2012.
Keywords: goa; memoirs; books; galf2012; india; writing; writing in english
|The James Hardley Chase of Konkani Writing - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Bonaventure D'Pietro (Bonaventure Peter Fernandes), Konkani writer and novelist, talks about his work and his art at a "Borovpiak Bhett" (Meet The Writer) programme held at the Tiatr Akademi, Goa in Panjim on January 27, 2012. D'Pietro is the author fo the novella *Tera Numbrachi Kottri* (1976), and the novels *Kallea Vistadachi Choli* (1972), *Clara* (1972), *Mhojea Paicho Fondd* Part I and II (1974), *From Goa With Love* (1975), among others.
Keywords: writing; novels; Konkani; Goa; romans; bonaventure d'pietro
|Writing for Children from Goa ... Bebeanchem Kazar Launch - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
This is a just-published (Dec 2011) book for children from Goa, India. Immerse yourself in the cultural celebration of the wedding of the frogs through the satirical wit and brilliance of Dr Manoharrai Sardessai's poetry. In *Bebeanchem Kazar*, a time-honoured poem for the young and the old, the poet embraces aspects of Goan culture and politics ... An introduction to the book, and a reading from it, at the Goa University international seminar on Dec 20, 2011 (Arts Faculty Auditorium) where it w...
Keywords: children's writing; Goa; India; reading; educational; local cultures; western coastal India; former Portuguese colony; writing in Konkani in India
|Mel D'Souza... author of Feni, Feasts and Firecrackers - Frederick Noronha [FN]|
Canada-based Goan author Mel D'Souza talks about his book and work... mel.dsouza at sympatico.ca Mel traces his roots to Saligao, Goa, and is also an artist. See this article on him here http://www.downhomelife.com/article.php?id=483
Keywords: canada; goan author; writing; authors; expats, newfoundland, goan writing in english, memoirs, biographies, portuguese goa, colonial goa
|Children's Writing from Goa - Frederick Noronha|
Audio report of the release of a book on writing for children: Anita Pinto's Espi Mai is Stuck Again... and Other Goan Tales
Keywords: children's writing; Goa; India; reading; educational; local cultures; western coastal India; former Portuguese colony; writing in English in India
|Writing for Children in Konkani, a Small Language from the West Coast of India - Recorded by Frederick Noronha/FN|
On Children's Day 2012 (November 14), while schools in Goa were closed for the mid-term break, three books specially written for children. The well-attended programme at the Campal Forest Department's children's park saw kids from across Goa mingle, join in for a magic show, and play the role of book-releasers in a participative function. Speakers on the dias agreed that much needed to be done to promote children's writing in Konkani, particularly in the Roman script...
Keywords: konkani, writing for children, dalgado konknni akademi, goa, india, west coast of india, roman script, dka, goa1556, books, publishing, regional languages, writing for children
|Writing in Portuguese, from Goa (Dr Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda) - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Dr Eufemiano de Jesus Miranda is a priest-and-researcher who did his PhD on Goan writing in Portuguese. His thesis is titled Literatura Indo-Portuguesa dos Seculos XIX e XX: Um Estudo de Temas Principais no Contexto Socio-Historico. Dr Miranda explains what his thesis -- soon to come out as a book -- looked at, and the issues that Indo-Portuguese writing throws up, as seen by him.
Keywords: goa; research; goan writing in portuguese; 19th century; 20th century; eufemiano de jesus miranda
|Feasts, Feni, Firecrackers - FN|
Canada-based expat Mel D'Souza talks about his experience in publishing a Goa-related book. Feasts, Feni and Firecrackers Mel D'Souza's book focuses on his schooldays in the late 40's and early 50''s. Writer/cartoonist Mel D'Souza was born in Dar es Salaam in 1937 and worked in Caltex 1953-71. He is married to Lineth and they have two children, Helen and Gillian, and two grandchildren. He has been in Canada since 1971 and traces his Goan roots to Saligao...
Keywords: goa; books; expat writers; authors; mel d'souza; goan; writing on goa; diaspora experiences
|Victor Rangel-Ribeiro at the Goa Book Club - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
On how to sharpen your short story.
Keywords: short story; writing; skills; mentoring; goa book club; victor rangel-ribeiro
Downloads: 89 (1 review)
|Manthan Book Release - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Dr Madhavi Sardessai of the Goa University's Konkani Department releases her book *Manthan*, a collection of her selected writings, in Devanagari Konkani. This is an audio recording of the entire programme (in Konkani). The book is published by Zaag Publications, Goa, India. The book contains 13 essays. Many are talks delivered at various conferences or events, or responses to certain developments...
Keywords: goa; Konkani; devanagari; dr madhavi sardessai; writings in konkani; zaag publications; manthan; collected writing
|Children's Book Festival Goa 2012 - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Bookworm, the children's library in Goa, India, organised a Chlidren's Book Festival is collaboration with the Goa Art and Lit Festival on Sat 15th and Sun 16th December, 2012, from 4-7 pm "with loads of help from our friends." All information on links below. http://cbf.bookwormgoa.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/posterChildFestFb_web.jpg http://cbf.bookwormgoa.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Brochurefb.jpg http://cbf.bookwormgoa.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/agendafb_web.jpg Organisers said the eve...
Keywords: children's literature; writing for children; bookworm.in; bookworm; india; goa; panjim; jardin garcia de orta
|Khand -- a novelette in Konkani (by Willy Goes, from Goa) - Recorded by Willy Goes|
An audio-book read by the author, artist-musician-writer Willy Goes. This novelette is a story set amidst the contemporary Goan clash of changing values, visions and views. The traditional and the "modern". Located in a Catholic setting in village Goa, it focuses on issues of faith and a lack of it. The book is narrated by the author himself, in a simple but expressive language. This labour of love for the author can also be useful as a language-practice and language (intermediate-level) learnin...
Keywords: konkani; novel; willy goes; khand; fiction; goa; western india; modern indian writing
Downloads: 771 (5 reviews)
|Once Union a Feast: Children's Writing from Goa, India - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
A children's book (ISBN 978-81-923042-3-6) by Mia Maria Lourenco, written when she was 12 years old, and published by Bookworm Publishing of Goa, India. THE STORY: Aquina is all excited about the next day's feast at the village church. She joins her friends in cleaning the church and its statutes. Little does she know that her excitement will soon turn into anxiety and that the morning of the feast will turn into a thrilling adventure...
Keywords: goa, india, writing for children, books that reflect goa, mia marie lourenco, fatema barot mota, bookworm publishing, velim, stories set in velim, stories set in goa
|Braz Menezes... There's Just Matata Here - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Braz Menezes, based in Canada, has set his first novel (part of a trilogy) in Goa and Kenya. It's called *Just Matata: Sin, Saints and Settlers*. Matata is Swahili for "trouble", as Chico discovers in 1928, after jumping ship on a journey from India to Africa. More from the book's (ISBN 978-0-9877963-0-1) blurb: "With some skills and much sweat, he (Chico) navigates the channels open to him under the segregated colonial structure of Kenya, while doing all to keep his heritage alive, and dreaming...
Keywords: goa; novel; just matata; braz menezes; canadian writing; canadian-goans; emigration; kenya; africa; goa and kenya; architect and urban planner; matata trilogy; sin; saints; settlers
|The Short Story in Goa, a 2012 Perspective - Recorded by FN/Frederick Noronha|
Comments from the jury and others of a 2011-2012 short story competition held in Goa, at the Fundacao Orient. January 28, 2012. The programme begins with a welcome by Fundacao Oriente delegate in India Eduardo Kol de Carvalho. Novelist-editor-writer Victor Rangel-Ribeiro talks about the 20th century birth of Goan writing in English. He traces the birth of novels in English, and more. Author Dr Maria Aurora Couto introduces the panel of judges...
Keywords: short story; goa; 2012; fundacao oriente; victor rangel-ribeiro; goan writing in english, jose lourenco, damodar mauzo, dr maria aurora couto, vishram gupte
|Veni, Vidi... Goa - Launch function of book recorded by Frederick Noronha|
Recording of the release of a new book *Veni, Vidi... Goa: Travellers' Views of Goa, Ancient and Modern* by Luis S.R. Vas. Published by the Centro de Estudios Indo-Portugueses Voicuntrao Dempo/Vaikunthrao Dempo Centre for Indo-Portuguese Studies. ISBN 978-93-80837-22-2
Keywords: book; luis santa rita vas; goa; india; former portuguese colony; writing; functions; book releases; september 2011, isabela santa rita vas, centro de estudos indo-portugueses voicuntrao dempo